Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Is In The Air

Christmas will be here soon and I'll be sad to see all these cute Christmas nails go.  Until then, let's check out a few more designs.

Christmas nails
This design was inspired by a photo from Pinterest that my client brought in.  The designs are all acrylic except for the snowflake stamp and the white lines which were done using Gelish.  The snowman and ornaments are 3D and done using acrylic.  

Christmas lights and Santa hat nails
I love this simple red/white fade.  I used a red craft glitter mixed with clear acrylic and faded a MAC Pigment over the top.  I sculpted the Santa hat on the ring finger then encapsulated it with clear acrylic.  The Christmas lights are 3D made with colored acrylic from Young Nails.  

winter fade nails
This wintery fade reminded me of the movie Frozen.  The iridescent teal color is a pigment from MAC Cosmetics mixed with clear acrylic.  The darker blue color is from EZ Flow while the silver glitter is a custom mix from silver, teal, and some pieces of mylar.  I encapsulated them in clear which really brought out all the different shades of icy blue.  I painted the trees using craft paint and a very fine detailing brush.

Rudolph gel nails
This was a custom mixed green using a couple shades from Gelish along with some craft glitter.  She has perfect natural nails so we only applied a foundation gel before adding the polish.  The Rudolph was drawn using colors from Young Nails' ManiQ line while the chrome gel is from Crystal Nails.  I even added a Christmas sweater pattern to her pinkie fingers.

Grinch nails
My client LOVES the Grinch so of course she needed some Grinch nails for Christmas.  The darker shade of green is from EZ Flow and I faded it into a neon green mixed then added another chunky iridescent color from EZ Flow to add depth. The plaid on the ring finger was done using Gelish while the 3D Grinch face was made using acrylic.  Too cute!

Rudolph nails
This was the same client who was in two weeks ago and had Christmas sweaters on her ring fingers.  She decided she liked the red glitter so much that she didn't want to change it and instead just wanted to change out the sweater design.  I thought a cute Rudolph would be PERFECT!  I did the face using Young Nails ManiQ in Brown 102 and the antlers in Brown 101.  The red is Hot Rod Red from Gelish and I dusted red craft glitter into the dispersion layer so Rudolph's nose would shine.  Loved them!

Christmas penguin nails
This may be one of my MOST favorite sets I've done this year!  My client found a picture online and wanted something similar.  The chrome is acrylic from Crystal Nails and the white snowflakes are stamps from Bundle Monster.  I panted the candy cane stripes using a white and red from Gelish.  The penguins are 3D sculpted acrylic.  They are too cute!!

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